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Plattenscharte - Mitterkopf area, Schönach valley, Gerlos valley, Zillertal, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria

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Name(s) in local language(s):Gebiet Plattenscharte - Mitterkopf, Schönachtal, Gerlostal, Zillertal, Nordtirol, Tirol, Österreich
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 9' 25'' North , 12° 3' 31'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.15715,12.05872
GeoHash:G#: u22s62syk
Locality type:Area
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Scree at around 2500 m a.s.l. with piemontite-bearing pale reddish rocks.
Access via Pasteinalm - Keeskarscharte - "Keesriedel".
The Mitterkopf (2533 m) is located NE of the Steinkarkopf.

In the upper Schönach and Wimmer valleys, piemontite occurs as dark red grains and prismatic crystals in a conspicuous pink (quartz-)micaschist hosted by pale greenish micaschists of the 'Untere Schieferhülle' (Schmidegg, 1963; Purtscher, 1964). This piemonite-bearing, approximately 10 m thick micaschist layer crosses the ridge between the two valleys approximately in an E-W direction. Schmidegg (1963) specifically mentions the "Plattenkar" and the side ridge that extends from the Graue Köpfe to the Mitterkopf.
See also Grundhütte locality in Wimmer valley.

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The Alps, Europe

Mountain Range - 2,242 mineral species & varietal names listed

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6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Euclase
Formula: BeAl(SiO4)(OH)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Schmidegg, O. (1963): Ein tauernmetamorphes Manganvorkommen in der Unteren Schieferhülle des Gerlosgebietes (Tirol). Der Karinthin, 48, 30-32.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Schmidegg, O. (1963): Ein tauernmetamorphes Manganvorkommen in der Unteren Schieferhülle des Gerlosgebietes (Tirol). Der Karinthin, 48, 30-32.
Muscovite var: Alurgite
Formula: K2(Mg,Al)4-5(Al,Si)8O20(OH)4
Reference: Schmidegg, O. (1963): Ein tauernmetamorphes Manganvorkommen in der Unteren Schieferhülle des Gerlosgebietes (Tirol). Der Karinthin, 48, 30-32.
'Phengite'
Formula: KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Reference: Schmidegg, O. (1963): Ein tauernmetamorphes Manganvorkommen in der Unteren Schieferhülle des Gerlosgebietes (Tirol). Der Karinthin, 48, 30-32.
Piemontite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Lapis 34 (7-8) (2009) p. 9
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Schmidegg, O. (1963): Ein tauernmetamorphes Manganvorkommen in der Unteren Schieferhülle des Gerlosgebietes (Tirol). Der Karinthin, 48, 30-32.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Euclase9.AE.10BeAl(SiO4)(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Alurgite9.EC.15K2(Mg,Al)4-5(Al,Si)8O20(OH)4
Piemontite9.BG.05{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Manganese Oxides-
Phengite-KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Euclase52.2.1.1BeAl(SiO4)(OH)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Piemontite58.2.1a.11{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Manganese Oxides'-
Muscovite
var: Alurgite
-K2(Mg,Al)4-5(Al,Si)8O20(OH)4
'Phengite'-KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Alurgite)K2(Mg,Al)4-5(Al,Si)8O20(OH)4
H EuclaseBeAl(SiO4)(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
H Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
BeBeryllium
Be EuclaseBeAl(SiO4)(OH)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O Muscovite (var: Alurgite)K2(Mg,Al)4-5(Al,Si)8O20(OH)4
O EuclaseBeAl(SiO4)(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
O Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
MgMagnesium
Mg Muscovite (var: Alurgite)K2(Mg,Al)4-5(Al,Si)8O20(OH)4
Mg PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Alurgite)K2(Mg,Al)4-5(Al,Si)8O20(OH)4
Al EuclaseBeAl(SiO4)(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Al Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Alurgite)K2(Mg,Al)4-5(Al,Si)8O20(OH)4
Si EuclaseBeAl(SiO4)(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Si Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Alurgite)K2(Mg,Al)4-5(Al,Si)8O20(OH)4
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2

References

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Purtscher, E. (1964): Piemontit in den Zillertaler Alpen. Der Aufschluss, 15 (6), 147-148.
Schmidegg, O. (1963): Ein tauernmetamorphes Manganvorkommen in der Unteren Schieferhülle des Gerlosgebietes (Tirol). Der Karinthin, 48, 30-32.
Lapis 34 (7-8) (2009) p. 9

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